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Pick Three Chords - Episode 11


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After a very long break, we're back with episode 11 of Pick Three Chords - with a heart-moving selection of songs, near and far, new and old...

A Quarter Size Shy


Little Anchors

Blistering song to mark our return to your ears - from Little Anchors EP, this song regularly repeats in my brain - one of the prime drivers for getting onto #pick3chords! Thoroughly nice bloke too - seen Ross play live solo, can't wait to hear the new stuff: album will be out in the late summer, with some full band shows soon . . .

From: Dundee
Heard: Live

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How Long


Copper Lungs @CopperLungs

Energy is bursting out of these guys, anthemic tunes too: new single 'Lost Without You' on March 17 and EP on April 25.

From: Dundee
Dates: Apr 22 Bath / 23 London / 24 Tunbridge Wells / 25 Fat Sam's Dundee / 26 Perth / 27 Aberdeen / 30 Edinburgh / May 1 Glasgow
Heard: Word-of-mouth, online
Label: Thin Hippo

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15 Years


Michael Cassidy @MCassidyuk

Bought his CD and seen him live, catchy and witty, this was one of the tracks earmarked for #pick3chords back before we had a long break . . . supporting Marc O'Reilly at King Tut's in April.

From: Paisley
Dates: Mar 26 Inverness / 27 Aberdeen / Apr 12 King Tut's Glasgow
Heard: Live
Label: D Set Records

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Sticks And Stones


Colour-Coded @colourcodedband

We played a track from them way back in episode 6 - and this one's also got the drama and epic sound to grab you.

From: Dundee
Heard: Online

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American Dreams


The Mirror Trap @themirrortrap

This band kicked off our first-ever episode, and they continue to rock! New album 'Stay Young' will be launched at Duke's Corner Dundee on April 11th.

From: Dundee
Dates: Apr 11 Duke's Corner Dundee
Heard: Live

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Now's The Time


Devon Sproule @devonsproule

She has played a couple of times round here, but I've not been to see her live yet - this song sticks in my mind, nice vibe...

From: Charlottesville PA
Dates: Mar 11-16 SXSW Austin
Heard: Word-of-mouth, online
Label: Tin Angel Records

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Oh Emily!


Be Like Pablo @belikepablo

Powerpop, make-you-smile music, this is another track I had lined up for #pick3chords before the hiatus - this song makes me think of Fountains Of Wayne with Scottish accents :) Exclusive: Be Like Pablo are putting out a remastered version of their first Double A Side Single (The Post-It Song/Julianne) in May and summer tour to support it. They've been writing a whole load of new songs they aim to record later in the year.

From: Forres
Heard: Online
Label: Stray Cat Records

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Making Dynamite


Cancel The Astronauts @canceltheastros

My last 'old' track here - quirkypop from Edinburgh band's 2012 album, love the funky percussion. They are currently writing their second album, and will play live shows soon . . .

From: Edinburgh
Heard: Online

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Innocent Love


Model Aeroplanes @modelaeroplanes

Turn it up! These guys are making fresh pop songs that you'll love, another song that goes round my head regularly . . . Just announced as Best Newcomer at the SAMAs 2014

From: Dundee
Heard: Word-of-mouth, online

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Sweet Kisses/Silver Flowers


Fraser Ross

Seen Fraser sing live several times now - what an experience! Exclusive: New album coming Jul/Aug, and he's doing a show at Edinburgh Fringe Aug 1-16 at Surgeon's Hall . . . meantime here's Sweet Kisses to finish our 11th episode x

From: New Zealand/Scotland
Heard: Live

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11 Little Anchors / Copper Lungs / Michael Cassidy / Colour-Coded / The Mirror Trap / Devon Sproule / Be Like Pablo / Cancel The Astronauts / Model Aeroplanes / Fraser Ross
10 Darren Campbell / Wiredrawn / Dave? / Dead Sea Souls / Smoothiesforme / Blue Rose Code / Billy Mitchell / Rae Morris / Rachel Sermanni / Field Report
09 Amy Holmes / Mike Nisbet / Little Fire / Leonard Cohen / Page 6 / Juan Zelada / Jimmy Smith / Paul Rishell And Annie Raines / Richard Thompson / esperi
08 Johnny Cash / Darren Campbell / Sharks Took The Rest / Seams / Fatherson / The Shiverin' Sheiks / Pensioner / Calm As The Colour / Anderson McGinty Webster Ward and Fisher / Quickbeam
07 Anderson McGinty Webster Ward And Fisher / Happy Particles / Doyle And The Fourfathers / Alley Cats / New Town Triptych / Roddy Woomble / The Strangers Almanac / REO Speedwagon / The Souls of Blues Revival / Gerry Jablonski And The Electric Band
06 Tyler James / Colour-Coded / Brown Bear + The Bandits / Mum Wants A Mixtape / Giovanca / The Sixteen Tonnes / Van Morrison / Flight Of The Conchords / John Wean / Spiral TV
05 Whigs + Rakes / Spencer McGarry Season / The Hazey Janes / Iain Macaulay / Darren Hayman / The Romleys / Mass Consensus / Luva Anna / Shambles Miller / Railroad Earth
04 Kitty the Lion / Seams / Trampled By A Horse / Make Sparks / Donna Maciocia / The Mike Kearney Ka-tet / The Mashup Session / In Enso / Martyn Joseph / Rebecca Zapen / Pensioner / Johnny Cash
03 The Hazey Janes / Love, Susan / Linzi Murphy / endor / Yeah Detroit / Ed Sheeran / The Travelling Band / Alley Cats / The Spook School / The New Times / The Little Kicks / The Waitresses
02 The Trade / Millsyeck / New Town Triptych / The November Project / Bon Iver / Calm as the colour / Ed Muirhead / The Sixteen Tonnes / Beautiful By Design / Wounded Knee
01 The Mirror Trap / Tiny Dragons / Lost City Soul / King Post Kitsch / One Weeks Notice / The Strangers Almanac / Doyle And The Fourfathers / Make Sparks / People, Places, Maps / Esperi
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